Thiago Alcantara could make his first start for Liverpool against Arsenal at Anfield on Monday.


The Spanish midfielder made his debut for the club as a substitute at halftime during last weekend's 2-0 win over Chelsea and ahead of the champions' forthcoming loan out in the Premier League, Jürgen Klopp was questioned whether his new number 6 is in a position to participate. the XI against the Gunners.



"We will see, we will see," said the chief on Friday. “We have a few days to train, some guys have to recover from last night, so we'll see how we prepare against Arsenal.


“I have an idea, but why should I make the decision today when we have until Monday? But he is in dispute, sure. Yes, let's see. "


Joe Gomez returned to training Friday after missing the Reds' previous two games due to a minor injury, but Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip (both muscles) remain out of the game.


Klopp continued: “Billy [Koumetio], the boy, has returned to training. Not Joel, more or less. Hendo not yet, that was clear: this game is too early. I think that's all ".


For Arsenal, Cedric Soares (tight calf) and Kieran Tierney (tight groin) were absent in the Carabao Cup midweek victory over Leicester City, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos's goal was to return to training this week after a calf problem.


Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli, Shkodran Mustafi, and Emile Smith Rowe are not available for Mikel Arteta.


The Gunners have stood out in the last two meetings between the teams, but Arteta highlighted how difficult he expects Monday's game to be during his own press conference.


"We know the standards they have set in this league, how consistent they have been, and that's because they dominate almost every aspect of the game," said the Arsenal manager.


"So we have to do our best, we have to compete very well against this team and I hope the guys can do it on Monday."


Last match (Premier League)


Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool (September 20): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino.


Arsenal 2-1 West Ham (September 19): Leno, Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ceballos, Saka, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

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